The Ministry of Health recently confirmed that travelers from Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Finland will be subject to stricter entry rules when planning travel to Lithuania from October 18.
This decision means that all people from the above-mentioned countries who plan to enter the Baltic state will be required to follow the mandatory ten-day quarantine requirements and submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, 72 hours prior to their scheduled entry. article.
The new requirements come after these regions were moved from the orange list, which consists of medium-risk countries, in terms of the case of the Corona virus, to the red list, which includes countries severely affected by the Corona virus, TheSchengen.com reports.
At the same time, the ministry confirmed that the Italian and Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini have been moved from the red category to the yellow category. These changes were implemented after confirming that these areas had recently reported a decrease in the number of COVID-19 infections.
According to the announcement by the Lithuanian Ministry of Health, the Portuguese island of Madeira has been moved from the yellow list to the green list, which includes countries considered safe based on their epidemiological situation.
However, the government of Lithuania has made it clear that all passengers who have completed the coronavirus immunization process, as well as those who have recovered from the disease, are not obligated to follow entry rules, including those with a COVID-19 digital EU card. certificate.
“Unvaccinated travelers and those who have not recovered from the virus, which is listed in the red, are required to follow the rules of testing and quarantine upon arrival. Those arriving in the country from the yellow-listed areas must take a pre-flight COVID-19 test and repeat it after their arrival. That is, they are not obligated to follow the mandatory ten-day quarantine rules,” the Lithuanian Ministry of Health said in a statement.
The same has been emphasized that travelers from green-listed countries are only required to complete an NVSC and complete a COVID-19 test prior to their arrival.
Like many other countries, the authorities in Lithuania continue to classify other territories into green, yellow and red categories, taking into account the epidemiological situation in them, in order to prevent a further increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.
Currently, the Red List, consisting of countries considered highly affected by the virus, includes the following regions:
Ireland Austria Belgium Bulgaria Estonia Greece Republic (including Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Thas, except Crete, Rhodes and Santorini) Spain (excluding Mallorca, Tenerife and Gran Canaria) Croatia Latvia Poland Luxembourg Netherlands Norway France Romania Slovakia Slovenia Finland Switzerland Hungary Germany
Lithuania’s yellow list, which includes countries that pose an average risk in terms of COVID-19 case, includes the following regions:
Denmark Greece Republic (Crete, Rhodes and Santorini only) Iceland Spain (Mallorca only) Italy Cyprus French Republic (including Mayotte, excluding Reunion, Martinique and Guyana) Portugal (excluding Madeira) Sweden
Lithuania’s green list, which includes countries that have recently reported low rates of COVID-19 infection, currently includes:
Spain (Tenerife and Gran Canaria only) Liechtenstein Malta Portugal (Madeira only) French Republic (Reunion only)
Based on data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Lithuania has recorded 363,630 cases of COVID-19 and 5,376 deaths since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.
World Health Organization figures show that 2,876 people tested positive for coronavirus in the Baltic state during the past 24 hours, and 27 died during the same period.